Are you passionate about helping others? Embark on a rewarding role in the health sector and make that passion your career. Learn how to define and apply medical terminology, facilitate the empowerment of diverse groups and the basic business skills needed to excel in the industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Communicate and work in health or community services
Work with diverse people
Prepare and process medical accounts and retrieve information from records
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Organise workplace information
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Enhanced career opportunities in an in-demand industry
Use practice management software
Effectively communicate with colleagues, clients and health practitioners
Participate in Work Health and Safety practices
Respond appropriately to behaviours of concern
Follow first aid practices
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in the health industry
The ability to follow routines and procedures well
The autonomy to take responsibility for your own work under general supervision
Good communication, customer service and technical skills and the ability to use discretion and judgement to adapt and transfer your skills to different situations
Literacy and numeracy skills
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Medical Receptionists greet patients and other clients in health facilities, such as clinics, practices, centres or surgeries, and respond to personal, telephone, and written inquiries and requests.
Other jobs include: health assistant , support worker , therapy aid , health administrative worker , clinical coding check and admissions clerk (health services).
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Health Administration does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Health Administration does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Health Administration qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 13 units of competency , including 5 core and 8 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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